Peace-keeping, military training, free trade area and more in the UK 3.9 Billion bag of goodies to Africa

Theresa May and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta arrive to address a joint news conference in Nairobi
Theresa May on Kenyan Visit

The British government has announced the disbursement of funds towards various developments in Africa, pledging £30 million (Sh3.9 billion) for different countries in the continent.

“From our support to observers ensuring free and fair elections in Nigeria and Senegal this weekend to the crucial training of our armed forces in Kenya, the UK’s partnership with African countries continues to help empower and upskill people across the continent; and this funding will allow us to boost those efforts,” said UK Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin in a statement on Thursday.

Theresa May dancing on her visit to Kenya

The money will be used to train peacekeepers in Kenya, assist in programmes promoting free and fair elections, as well as help implementing the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to improve intra-Africa business.

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UK Prime Minister in S.Africa Visit

Ms Baldwin further added that the funding will be disbursed in tranches over the next three years and will include programmes to tackle climate change and allow “the UK to support African-led ambitions with British expertise to create more opportunities and more jobs.

African Union chair Mahamat Faki signed an agreement with UK on how the funds will be channeled.

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